Newark, NJ Climate in December

Temperature for December

In Newark, NJ during December the average high temperature is 46.1°F. The hottest day on record was December 7, 1998 when the temperature recorded was 75.6°F.

Newark, NJ daily average and extreme temperature range for December

Low Temperature

Overnight in December the average temperature drops below freezing at 30.3°F, with the lowest temperature of -1.1°F being recorded on December 26, 1980. On average there are 3 days in December when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst December there were 11 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 10 and 31 times in December.

Precipitation for December

In December the average monthly rainfall in Newark, NJ is 3.87 inches with rain usually falling on between 9 and 10 days. 1989 was the driest December with only 0.31 inches of rain falling, and 2009 was the wettest December with 7.78 inches of rain. The wettest single day in December was 12 December 2008 when 2.77 inches of rain fell.

In December it usually snows on between 4 and 5 days. In December there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in December.